Edward Scissorhands

Tim Burton (director)
Caroline Thompson (screenwriter)
Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder (starring)

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987. First Draft script for the 1990 film.

Tim Burton's second "Modern Prometheus" film, following his 1984 short "Frankenweenie," about a mad scientist who dies before he can complete his latest creation: a nearly complete human being. The creation is left with scissors for hands, and doomed to live a life of solitude until a kindly, mild-mannered Avon Lady welcomes him into her home.

Often cited as the director's masterpiece, released two years after his hilarious and creepy romp "Beetlejuice" (1988), one year after his beloved comic adaptation "Batman" (1989), and two years before his second (and final) contribution to the Dark Knight legend, "Batman Returns" (1992).

Green titled Twentieth Century-Fox wrappers, dated October 21, 1987. Title page present, dated 10/21/87, noted as First Draft, with credit for screenwriter Caroline Thompson. 117 leaves, with last page of text numbered 116. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages about Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.

[Book #160027]